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Replying To marmalade_farmer:  "Why is he brave? It's probably the easiest job in football, there's no expectations there at all. I think it's a bizarre appointment instead of going for someone local with experience."
What ever you say yourself!

joeman123 (Leitrim) - Posts: 286 - 01/10/2021 15:12:22    2384014

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Replying To Square_B:  "The chap has less than a years management experience... WITH HIS OWN CLUB! He 'helped out' with the Mayo U20's for a few months before that. He has absolutely no management experience worthy of a county job. Sloan perhaps has the pedigree worthy of a county job but lets not kid ourselves about Moran. If they don't get Leitrim out of Division 4 it will be failure."
Who do you recommend? Plenty of successful young managers out there.

mayomanic (Mayo) - Posts: 81 - 01/10/2021 15:22:47    2384018

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Replying To marmalade_farmer:  "Why is he brave? It's probably the easiest job in football, there's no expectations there at all. I think it's a bizarre appointment instead of going for someone local with experience."
Brace is just a personal opinion. Think it could hinder his chances of bigger job down the line should he not show at the minimum a good bit of improvement.
That said Leitrim are better than they showed last year. Think they have the ability to again achieve league promotion. Some good forwards in O'Rourke and Beirne. If he can improve the defence he can do a decent job.

sourmilk93 (Roscommon) - Posts: 981 - 01/10/2021 15:41:28    2384023

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Replying To joeman123:  "Is it any wonder ye are loathed in Mayo.!!"
The love is mutual.

OhtobeARossie (Roscommon) - Posts: 1675 - 01/10/2021 15:46:15    2384026

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Replying To marmalade_farmer:  "Why is he brave? It's probably the easiest job in football, there's no expectations there at all. I think it's a bizarre appointment instead of going for someone local with experience."
I agree zero expectations for Leitrim job. At least we cant be relegated.

Buzzcagney62 (Leitrim) - Posts: 207 - 01/10/2021 15:56:49    2384031

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Best of luck to Andy and Leitrim. Hope it works out for both parties. When I travel to Leitrim I'm always taken by their keen interest in all things GAA. Proud county and people.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 10999 - 01/10/2021 16:31:37    2384039

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Great appointment. Best of luck to him.

ThePowerhouse (Leitrim) - Posts: 44 - 01/10/2021 16:31:52    2384040

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Replying To OhtobeARossie:  "What rivalry ye beat us once in 21 years and I think twice in 40 years of championship matches b4 ye go sprouting fbd results."
Heard you the first time lad.

3rdmidfielder (Australia) - Posts: 175 - 01/10/2021 17:24:17    2384045

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Replying To marmalade_farmer:  "Why is he brave? It's probably the easiest job in football, there's no expectations there at all. I think it's a bizarre appointment instead of going for someone local with experience."
Names Marmalade farmer? Most senior clubs have someone from outside the county over them!

3rdmidfielder (Australia) - Posts: 175 - 01/10/2021 17:26:03    2384046

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I see it's reported as inside selectors. Didn't hear any names linked but a few I'd like to see involved

Mal Guckin
Shane Ward
Barry McWeeney
Dermot Renoylds
Micheal McGuinness
Joe Flynn

People like that who are true GAA people and know the game in Leitrim. I'm sure there are lots more but they are the ones I think can add something to it.

Champotime18 (Leitrim) - Posts: 337 - 01/10/2021 18:03:53    2384050

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Replying To Champotime18:  "I see it's reported as inside selectors. Didn't hear any names linked but a few I'd like to see involved

Mal Guckin
Shane Ward
Barry McWeeney
Dermot Renoylds
Micheal McGuinness
Joe Flynn

People like that who are true GAA people and know the game in Leitrim. I'm sure there are lots more but they are the ones I think can add something to it."
Good suggestions there

joeman123 (Leitrim) - Posts: 286 - 01/10/2021 18:20:57    2384052

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Replying To yew_tree:  "Best of luck to Andy and Leitrim. Hope it works out for both parties. When I travel to Leitrim I'm always taken by their keen interest in all things GAA. Proud county and people."
Thanks You tree. Great bond with Mayo since O Mahony datys.

joeman123 (Leitrim) - Posts: 286 - 01/10/2021 18:28:17    2384056

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Ah lovely Leitrim,the birthplace of my forefathers.

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 8372 - 01/10/2021 19:20:38    2384069

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Replying To yew_tree:  "Best of luck to Andy and Leitrim. Hope it works out for both parties. When I travel to Leitrim I'm always taken by their keen interest in all things GAA. Proud county and people."
Thanks You tree. Great bond with Mayo since O Mahony days.

joeman123 (Leitrim) - Posts: 286 - 01/10/2021 20:06:39    2384073

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Rumour has it Gary Donohoe assembled backroom team and went for it as did Kevin Walsh.

Sean Shanley ex Dublin Chairman was part of the selection committee along with Reynolds & McKeon so you'd imagine the interview process was rigourous.

You'd be hoping Andy got the job on the basis of what his vision is for the county and the panel and not for cost saving reasons as he loses out to the other two men mentioned above when it comes to local knowledge and managerial experience respectively.

He'll be watching games back on the stream as his club commitments will undoubtedly prevent him from attending the remainder of the championship games live.

He has been good to listen to on the Off the Ball podcast this year and his standing in the province/game will surely have players curious and eager to commit.

His background in S & C could surely be tapped into for formulating a long term program in this area for all players 14 and upwards in the county too.

Be interesting to see how it works out, certainly less risk involved with us than with the Longford job.

Dodgy_Pass (Leitrim) - Posts: 356 - 01/10/2021 21:33:01    2384081

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Replying To Dodgy_Pass:  "Rumour has it Gary Donohoe assembled backroom team and went for it as did Kevin Walsh.

Sean Shanley ex Dublin Chairman was part of the selection committee along with Reynolds & McKeon so you'd imagine the interview process was rigourous.

You'd be hoping Andy got the job on the basis of what his vision is for the county and the panel and not for cost saving reasons as he loses out to the other two men mentioned above when it comes to local knowledge and managerial experience respectively.

He'll be watching games back on the stream as his club commitments will undoubtedly prevent him from attending the remainder of the championship games live.

He has been good to listen to on the Off the Ball podcast this year and his standing in the province/game will surely have players curious and eager to commit.

His background in S & C could surely be tapped into for formulating a long term program in this area for all players 14 and upwards in the county too.

Be interesting to see how it works out, certainly less risk involved with us than with the Longford job."
Kevin Walsh was on Galway bay FM and said it was only a rumour that he didn't put his name forward for the job. Gary Donohoe did so tbf to the county board if it was cost saving they would have chose Gary.

Champotime18 (Leitrim) - Posts: 337 - 02/10/2021 09:34:38    2384095

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Who will win this afternoon?
Ballinamore or Carrick?

joeman123 (Leitrim) - Posts: 286 - 02/10/2021 13:13:38    2384123

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Replying To mayomanic:  "Who do you recommend? Plenty of successful young managers out there."
The man I suggested (Padraic Davis) obviously could not be convinced to put his name forward. He knows Leitrim football through his involvement with Mohill, did a decent enough job with Longford and is thought well of in Leitrim. Moran on the other hand has done nothing in management worthy of a county job. No official announcement yet from the county board so who knows if it's really true or not.

Square_B (Leitrim) - Posts: 397 - 02/10/2021 14:04:53    2384133

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I think carrick will win by 5 or 6

Champotime18 (Leitrim) - Posts: 337 - 02/10/2021 14:12:16    2384134

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Replying To Champotime18:  "I think carrick will win by 5 or 6"
I am looking forward to this game, which I hope will be a cracker

joeman123 (Leitrim) - Posts: 286 - 02/10/2021 15:02:02    2384142

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